Connected SharePoint App Parts

Last year I authored a post on using SharePoint 2013’s embed code web part as an alternative to custom app parts. The embed code approach has the advantage of not using IFRAMEs, but isn’t repeatable, relies on the client for all application logic, and eliminates the use of server-side technologies like ASP.NET and MVC. But…

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Yammer Analytics with Excel and Power BI

Congratulations, your organization has rolled out Yammer, the best darn enterprise social platform on the planet! You probably already have some great adoption momentum, exciting new communities of knowledge, and employees/customers collaborating across organization boundaries like never before. But now it’s time to start analyzing the information contained within Yammer, identify key trends/insights, and use…

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SharePoint Timer Jobs running as Windows Azure Web Jobs

The Office App Model Samples (Office AMS) contain some great examples of writing console applications using CSOM. A console application is the foundation for building timer jobs against SharePoint Online and offers a safer alternative to full-trust timer jobs written for on-premises SharePoint. In this post, I will show you how incredibly easy it is…

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